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Asus X502CA
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Asus X502CA 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Review on the Asus X502CA
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X502CA has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X502CA.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X502CA has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus X502CA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops of a similar type and age to the X502CA range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Asus X502CA's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus X502CA is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X502CA use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X502CA have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Asus X502CA which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Asus X502CA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus X502CA has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Asus X502CA has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Asus X502CA has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus X502CA is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X502CA have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X502CA is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X502CA has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X502CA has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X502CA.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus X502CA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At only 38 watt-hours, the Asus X502CA has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X502CA.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus X502CA which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Asus X502CA does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X502CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the X502CA over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Asus X502CA has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X502CA.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus X502CA has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X502CA.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus X502CA has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Asus X502CA has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X502CA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

29 January 2014

Asus X502CA to ?wietny sprz?t dla osoby, która chce kupi? laptop do 1500 z? z fabrycznie zainstalowanym systemem Windows 8. Urz?dzenie dodatkowo zosta?o wykonane bardzo solidnie, wi?c u?ytkownicy...

Dobrze wykonana obudowa, dobry dwik, obecno Windows 8.1, obecno USB 3.0
Saby ekran, do gona praca

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 16 May 2014 by William H.
(Verified Purchase)

Screen turned and stayed white on the second day of owning it, so I decided to return it instead of wait a couple weeks to get it replaced. Tech support was very professional and didn't try to... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Elizabeth Y.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, the computer is great. I am happy with my purchase. I am investing in a wireless mouse though...

The weight, and feel of this computer is the absolute best. It serves the purpose I bought it for, which is too lug around a rather large campus. The screen size is awesome as well
Extremely Light
Thin
ASUS's SonicMaster really is amazing. I've never heard any laptop even come close to the crisp, warm, and clean sound that this laptop can make. I really was blown away by it
I don't ever write reviews, but this computer made me. This stupid touchpad mouse is the worst thing I have ever dealt with in my life. It is so touchy just while typing this my hand grazed it and I a
Slow. I can't even listen to music on Youtube or Google Music while browsing websites in other tabs without the music stopping or stuttering until the page is finished loading. It also took me about 4
The touchpad is awful. It's hypersensitive and yet somehow also poorly responsive. The left and right buttons are part of the touchpad, so you can't click on things without making the computer think y

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x502ca, asus x502, asus x502c, x502caxx008, asus x502ca, x502caxx007, x502caxx008h, x502caxx008d, x502caxx007d, x502caxx007h
Barcodes 04716659477648, 04716659477655
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